Category Archives: book arts

Ruth Smith’s Folded Secrets 3 and 4

Last week I wrote about the first two books in Ruth Smith’s Folded Secrets series. Today’s post will be about the last two books.

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Ruth Smith’s Folded Secrets 1 and 2

In the summer of 2017, when I was looking for the folding pattern for this collapsing box, I discovered the Chinese Thread Book/Zhen Xian Bao and the work of Ruth Smith. I learned from the internet that she had written … Continue reading

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The Calendar Completed (and a Beeston label)

This week started with cutting the Beeston calendar strips that I printed last week. After cutting into individual pages came collating into the calendars.

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The Final Box (and a gift of flowers)

I finished the final prototype for the blue boxes this week. (In the box industry it’s called a Reverse Tuck End with friction fit tabs.) I designed it with the flaps on the sides of the lid because the box … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bruno Munari

Italian artist/designer/inventor Bruno Munari published his “Libro Illeggibile” in 1949. He continued to create artist’s books —and many other things— until his death in 1998. Tonight’s flick from Edicion de Arte shows page-throughs of three of his artist’s books: An … Continue reading

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The Right Box

I made a test version of the box for Twenty-twenty Hindsight this week. I made a quick template –without side flaps– and cut it from the card stock I plan to use for all nine of the final boxes. I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Keith Smith

I’m pretty sure you will have heard of Keith Smith, even if you don’t own one of his books on book structures or binding techniques. Many people. however, don’t seem to be aware that he is also a prolific producer … Continue reading

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The Wrong Box

I was supposed to be making boxes for the nine versions of Twenty-twenty Hindsight this week, but once again I got side-tracked.

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen

Another of my favourite book artists is Julie Chen and this Craft in America video introduces her and her work at Flying Fish Press. The film gives an in-depth look at several of Chen’s books. If you would like to … Continue reading

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DIY Hallowe’en Slider Card

I haven’t posted a new DIY paper project for a while, but the approach of Hallowe’en gives me an excuse for a seasonal slider card.

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